Northshore Disaster Recovery Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization created to assist in long-term disaster recovery. We are governed by a Board of Directors made up of local church leaders and business professionals. We have partnerships with more than 60 organizations including churches from all denominations, colleges, corporations, United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and numerous government agencies. The Epworth Project is the ecumenical faith-based, volunteer-driven component of NDRI. Approximately 70% of our volunteers are from faith-based organizations with the balance coming from college campuses and civic organizations. We actively recruit volunteers from around the country and partner them with local families with home repair needs. We equip the volunteers with housing, food, tools and expertise, while supporting the partnering local family in need with case management, funding and project management.
We consider the specific vulnerability of the family needing assistance as well as the available funding as the determining factors for providing services. Our clients typically are living in long-term poverty and are elderly, disabled, veterans, single parents, or other pockets of the population that are generally underserved. We are funded solely through donations and grants. We are one of the few true full-service organizations with all the necessary components to complete projects under one roof.